Science

Bryn St Peter’s C.E. Primary School

Science Statement of Intent

At Bryn St. Peter’s Primary School we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires.

The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage them to become independent learners and understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes linking this back to their findings.

At Bryn St. Peter’s Primary School our science teaching offers opportunities for children to:

  • Build on scientific knowledge and understanding of concepts through the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics;

 

  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of investigative work, in order to help them answer scientific questions about the world around them;

 

  • Have the scientific knowledge required to understand how and where science ‘fits’ in the world, both today and in the future;
     
  • Use different methods to record their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts;
     
  • Gain a respect for the materials and equipment they handle; making sure that they always work safely;
     
  • Develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.

 

 

Implementation

The National Curriculum will provide a structure and skill development for the science curriculum being taught throughout the school, which is now linked, where possible to the theme topics to provide a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study.

We endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.

 

Curriculum 2014 subject overview years 1-6

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

 

What are toys made from?

 

Seasonal Changes

 

My Body

 

Identifying Animals

 

Identifying Plants

 

Seaside Objects

Year 2

 

Animals including humans

 

 

 

Living things and their habitats

 

Materials – suitability for purpose

 

Plants

 

Living things and their habitats

Year 3

 

Light

 

 

Nutrition & The Human Body

 

Rocks

 

Magnets & metals

 

Functions & parts of a plant

 

Functions & parts of a plant

Year 4

 

Electricity

 

Animals including Humans

(Digestive System)

 

 

 

States of Matter

 

Sound

 

Living things and their habitats

Year 5

 

 

Living things and their habitats

 

Forces

 

 

Earth and Space

 

 

Properties and changes of materials

 

Animals, including humans

 

Year 6

 

Light

 

 

Evolution and inheritance

 

Animals including humans

 

Electricity

 

Electricity

 

Living things and their habitats

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